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Just Sustainabilities in Urban Planning and Practice

Dates: 

July 15, 2020
11:00am PST/ 2:00pm EST

EcoDistricts is proud to announce that our next Webinar Wednesday will be hosted by Dr. Julian Agyeman of Tufts University, a key thought leader of the movement to center racial equity and justice in the urban planning and design profession.

In this provocative and engaging conversation, Julian will outline the concept of just sustainabilities as a response to the ‘equity deficit’ of current sustainability thinking and practice. He believes that what our cities can become (sustainable, smart, sharing, and resilient) and who is allowed to belong in them (recognition of difference, diversity, and a right to the city) are fundamentally and inextricably interlinked. He will highlight his scholarship and writing with examples from urban planning and design, urban agriculture and food justice, and the concept of sharing cities. 

Webinar Instructor

Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS

(he/him)

Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.

Julian Agyeman is the originator of the increasingly influential concept of just sustainabilities, the intentional integration of social justice, and environmental sustainability. He believes that what our cities can become (sustainable, smart, sharing, and resilient) and who is allowed to belong in them (recognition of difference, diversity, and a right to the city) are fundamentally and inextricably interlinked. We must, therefore, act on both belonging and becoming, together, using just sustainabilities as the anchor, or face deepening spatial and social inequities and inequalities.

For a full biography please visit https://julianagyeman.com

Registration fee: 

Free

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Other

Partners: 

EcoDistricts Institute